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From: Draeven <draeven@...>
Subject: Re: problems with PowerBook G4
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 08:10:08 -0400
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It sounds like to me that you don't have the proper filesystem drivers built into your kernel.<BR>
What filesystem for linux are you using?&nbsp; It needs to be built as &lt;*&gt;, not &lt;M&gt;.<BR>
You should be using Linux naming for your hardrive in your yaboot.conf.<BR>
Please post the output from &quot;mac-fdisk -l /dev/hda&quot; (minus the quotes please).<BR>
Also post your /etc/yaboot.conf so we can see if that is setup correctly.<BR>
On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 22:43 -0400, Nicholas S-A wrote:
<FONT COLOR="#000000">Thank you so much! That worked to get over the prom_init. </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">unfortunately, I still cannot boot. It gets a kernel panic wand </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">outputs:</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">VFS: unable to open root &quot;/dev/hda11&quot; or unknown-block(0,0)</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">add root= with correct root device to boot line</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">kernel panic - cannot open root filesystem</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">reboot in 180 seconds...</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">I used &quot;/dev/hda9&quot; (my boot partition), &quot;/dev/ram0&quot;, &quot;hd:11&quot;, etc in </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">various combinations as kernel options for root= and real_root=	. with </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">root=/dev/ram0 and real_root=/dev/hda11, it said unknown-block(1,0) </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">instead. Is there an easy fix for this? should I be using OF or Linux </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">HD naming? any other ideas?</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">thank you so much again,</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">Nick</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">On Sep 20, 2005, at 9:40 PM, Joseph Jezak wrote:</FONT>

<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt; Nicholas S-A wrote:</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; hello,</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; I have installed Gentoo PPC (2005.1) on my 800 Mhz Titanium PowerBook </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; G4 successfully (it boots). I have some problems, however, and I was </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; wondering if anyone could help me. As it stands, I can not do the </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; following which I would like:</FONT>

<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; 2) I have a problem with my kernel. When I try to boot off of a </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; kernel that I complied myself, it always gives &quot; returning* </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; 0x01400000 from prom_init&quot;* as an error in the Open Firmware white </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; background, then NO MORE TEXT is outputted, and it freezes. </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; Apparently, this error is common with powermac G5's (except with more </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; text and a return to the OF prompt), but why my old powerbook has it </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; I do not know. to compile the kernel, I ran</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; make clean dep modules modules_install vmlinux</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; dep was not needed. My system says making the vmlinux image worked </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; fine. however, it does not boot, instead giving the above error. Any </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;&gt; ideas on how I could get it to work?</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt;</FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt; You haven't compiled in a framebuffer device.  On that machine you </FONT>
<FONT COLOR="#000000">&gt; need to have RadeonFB compiled into your kernel.</FONT>

problems with PowerBook G4
-- Nicholas S-A
Re: problems with PowerBook G4
-- Joseph Jezak
Re: problems with PowerBook G4
-- Nicholas S-A
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